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Suffering from stomach ache and cold sweats. What should I do?

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Posted Sun, 2 Dec 2012 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Kulbir Singh 5 hours later
Hello XXXXXXX and thanks for posting the query
In Gastritis like symptoms which you are feeling at present we have to seek immediate medical attention if you have any of the following symptoms.
1.Vomiting that does not allow the affected person to take food, fluids, and medications
2. Fever with abdominal pain
3. Fainting or feeling faint
4. Rapid heartbeat
5. Unexplained sweating
6. Pallor
7. Repeated vomiting of XXXXXXX or yellow material
8. Vomiting any amount of blood
9. Shortness of breath
10. Chest pain

You have pain abdomen and sweating as you have explained. You need a medical attention and get treated for that. The safest treatment is to avoid substances that trigger gastritis symptoms. First, the patient has to identify the triggers of gastritis (sandwich in case of you, avoid all type of food which is unhygienic). In addition to this avoid:
1. Certain medications and chemicals like aspirin
2. Cigarette smoking
3. Alcohol
4. Coffee and other beverages that contain caffeine, such as cola and tea
5. Avoid those things that irritate the stomach or cause symptoms to flare up.

Take a trail with antacids like ENO at your home and light fresh semi-liquid food and keep yourself hydrated. Other medicinal treatment includes:
1. H2-blockers like famotidine and ranitidine: They help in producing less acid and allows the stomach to heal.
2. PPIs like lansoprazole(Prevacid) and omeprazole (Prilosec, Losec).
3. Antibiotics may if needs your physician feels it is required.
4. Antispasmodic drugs like dicylomine can be used to reduce abdominal pain.

Consult your physician for the prescription if antacids and home care does not help you.
Hope I have answered your query. I will be happy to answer your any follow up query.
Best Wishes and have a speedy recovery
Dr. Kulbir Singh
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